Ability warlock haunt.png
  • Haunt
  • 40 yd  range
  • 1 Soul Shard
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • A ghostly soul haunts the target, dealing x Shadow damage and increasing damage over time you deal to the target by 30% for 8 sec.

    Enhanced Haunt (Level 92+)
    Your Haunt lasts an additional 2 sec.
Usable by
TypeOffensive, Utility
Casting time1.5 sec cast
Cooldown (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required60
Related debuff
Ability warlock haunt.png
  • Magic
  • Haunt
  • Damage over time taken from the caster is increased by 30%.
  • Duration: 8 sec
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Haunt is a warlock ability learned at level 60 for those with the Affliction specialization. It causes direct damage and places a debuff on the target, amplifying all damage done by the warlock's spells against it.

Modified by



  • Its direct damage can crit.
  • In PvE, this spell is to be kept up on a boss target at all times, significantly boosting the Affliction Warlock's overall single-target DPS.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Haunt now increases periodic damage by 30% (down from 35%).
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (10-Sep-2013): Haunt now deals 50% more damage, and increases damage done by all of the Warlock's damage-over-time spells against the target by 40%.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (21-May-2013): Haunt now refunds a Soul Shard when it is dispelled.
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Haunt now causes the target to receive an additional 30% damage (was 25%) from Warlock's spells.
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Haunt damage has been increased by 30%.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now only increases your shadow damage-over-time spells on the target.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Will now gain correct damage modifiers for the creature type of the target. In addition, this ability is now limited to a single target as intended. This also now works properly when refreshed on its current target.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): The cooldown has been changed to 8 sec, and refreshing the Haunt will trigger the heal from the existing Haunt. This ability will no longer heal for incorrect amounts or fail to heal when the Haunt damage was the killing blow.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Haunt will now heal for 100%.

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